Astha Oriel

National Journalist (PTI desk)

I am a graduate of the Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media, Bangalore. As a history buff, I am an avid reader. When I am not reading, I like to listen to classical Hollywood and Bollywood songs, learn a new language, or doodle. Astha Oriel no longer works with NewsBytes.
Astha Oriel

Latest News Articles

15 Oct 2021


How to create efficient supply chain management systems

E-commerce platforms are experiencing immense growth and this has led to the boom in supply chain management (SCM). Therefore, SCM Analytics is essential. It helps to analyze available data and gather metrics that can determine how systems can become more efficient.

30 Sep 2021

Manu Bhaker

Twelve Indian shooters enter ISSF Junior World Championship finals

Twelve Indian shooters qualified for the final round in their respective events on the opening day of the ISSF Junior World Championship in Peru.

30 Sep 2021


Vicky, Sara team up for Laxman Utekar's romantic comedy

Vicky Kaushal and Sara Ali Khan are set to headline a romantic-comedy film, to be directed by Laxman Utekar.

Decision on EUL of COVAXIN in October, says WHO

A decision on Bharat Biotech's submission seeking emergency use listing (EUL) for its COVID-19 vaccine COVAXIN will be made in October, the World Health Organization has said.

30 Sep 2021


Chhattisgarh: Congress MLAs reach Delhi; speculations rife over leadership change

As the suspense over the possibility of change in leadership in Congress-ruled Chhattisgarh continues, the political heat appears to be once again escalating in the state after over a dozen Congress MLAs reached Delhi on Wednesday.

29 Sep 2021


'Sanak' to release on October 15 on Disney+ Hotstar

Actor Vidyut Jammwal's hostage drama Sanak: Hope Under Siege will make its debut on streamer Disney+ Hotstar on October 15.

Shubham Kumar, civil services topper, scores 52.04% in UPSC exam

Shubham Kumar topped the civil services examination 2020 with 52.04% marks, and second rank holder Jagrati Awasthi scored 51.95% in the prestigious test conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) to select the country's civil servants.

29 Sep 2021

West Bengal

Kolkata: A portion of two-story building collapses amid heavy rainfall

A portion of an old two-story building in the northern part of Kolkata's Ahiritola lane collapsed following heavy rainfall on Wednesday morning, police said.

29 Sep 2021


Ecuador: Gang riot at prison leaves 24 dead, 48 injured

A riot in a penitentiary in the coastal city of Guayaquil killed 24 inmates and injured 48 more on Tuesday, Ecuadorian officials said.

28 Sep 2021


Sensex tanks 410 points, Nifty ends below 17,750

Equity benchmark Sensex tumbled 410 points or 0.68% on Tuesday due to heavy selling in IT, financials, and telecom stocks in line with weak global trends as US bond yields rebounded.

28 Sep 2021

Narendra Modi

SAD chief urges PM to invite farmers for talks

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) chief Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to invite protesting farmers for talks and also demanded a special session of Parliament to revoke the three "black" agri laws.

28 Sep 2021

Navi Mumbai

Maharashtra: Three held for stealing Rs. 10.85L from kin's house

The police has arrested a woman's sister and two other relatives for allegedly stealing Rs. 10.85 lakh cash from her house in Maharashtra's Thane district, an official said on Tuesday.

28 Sep 2021


Eight-year-old murdered in Palghar; hunt on for culprit

An eight-year-old tribal girl was hacked to death allegedly by a man believed to be her relative in Maharashtra's Palghar district, police said on Tuesday.

27 Sep 2021

Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal launches 'Dekho Hamari Delhi' app

On World Tourism Day, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal launched a mobile app that provides information about tourist spots along with their brief history, popular local cuisines, market places, and heritage walks in the national capital.

27 Sep 2021


Took inspiration from RINL plant to crack UPSC: Lakshmi Soujanya

Many of us know RINL as steel producing company, but M Lakshmi Soujanya—who has made it to the 2020 Civil Service Examination qualifiers' list— says the PSU's township has been a "pillar of support" for her and she took inspiration from its 24X7 running plant.

27 Sep 2021


Odisha: School teacher suspended for submitting fake certificates for job

A government school teacher in Odisha's Jajpur district has been suspended for allegedly submitting fake certificates to get the job over two decades ago, an official said.

27 Sep 2021


'I control the police': Tripura CM's statement sparks row

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb asked government officers not to worry about contempt of court as it was not easy to send someone to jail because he controlled the police.

27 Sep 2021


Punjab CM surprises newly-married couple, stops vehicle to wish them

A newly-married couple was in for a pleasant surprise when Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Sunday stopped his vehicle to wish them.

27 Sep 2021

Madhya Pradesh

Seven Naxals killed in MP in last three years: Chouhan

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday said his government was working hard to curb the Naxal menace in the state and usher in development in rebel-hit areas.

25 Sep 2021


Maharashtra: Cinema halls, drama theaters to reopen from October 22

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday said cinema halls and drama theaters in the state will be permitted to operate from October 22 on the condition that they follow all the protocols required to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

25 Sep 2021

Yogi Adityanath

Hathras rape case: Chandrashekhar Azad threatens to begin dharna

Azad Samaj Party National President Chandrashekhar Azad has threatened to begin an indefinite protest if the Uttar Pradesh government fails to fulfill its promises to the family of a 19-year-old woman from Hathras who was gang-raped and assaulted last year leading to her death.

25 Sep 2021


Date of birth on Co-WIN certificates for passengers traveling abroad

People who are fully inoculated and want to travel abroad will have a Co-WIN certificate with their full date of birth, official sources said on Saturday amid ongoing discussions between India and the UK over COVID-19 vaccination certificates.